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Archive for September, 2014

Police: Victim pulls pistol on trio trying to rob him with gun for sale

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police say the victim of an attempted armed robbery pulled a pistol on the trio when they tried robbing him with the empty gun he was selling.

Police say it happened around 12:45 yesterday afternoon, after a man trying to sell a rifle posted an ad on Craigslist. They say the man told them he arranged a meeting in the 200 block of Lullwater Drive near Market Street, where he showed three men the rifle he was selling.

That’s when police say one of the would-be robbers grabbed the gun and pointed it back at the man. They say the victim then pulled a pistol out of his waistband and pointed it back at the trio, telling them to put the rifle down because it wasn’t loaded.

Police say the victim then told the three would-be robbers to lay on the ground before he took of running with his rifle, and called 911. Officers say they arrested the three men a short time later, arresting them for the crime.

Edvis Miquem Galloway, 24, Savon Khalif Hardaway, 18, and Kalmeaice Kawanna Williams, 38, are all charged with both attempted robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiracy to commit armed robbery. They are all booked in the New Hanover County Jail, each under $500,000 secured bond.

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Victim pulls pistol on would-be robbers

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The victim of an attempted armed robbery Wednesday pulled a pistol on his assailants

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NC prosecutor warns Internet sweepstakes operators

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

SMITHFIELD, NC (AP) — Johnston County’s district attorney is warning Internet sweepstakes operators they must close by Nov. 1 or face the possibility of criminal charges.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that District Attorney Susan Doyle sent letters to more than a dozen businesses this week. Doyle warns that authorities have evidence showing each business is operating illegally.

She says she’ll start filing criminal charges beginning Nov. 1.

State lawmakers banned sweepstakes games that use entertaining displays in 2010. The North Carolina Supreme Court upheld the law in 2012.

Those businesses still operating say their games use revised computer software that makes them legal. Different court rulings have come down in various cases around the state.

Doyle said Wednesday that her office and the sheriff’s department sent letters to 14 businesses.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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Police respond to shot spotter alert, find sandals and sunglasses instead of shell casings

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department found blood, sandals and sunglasses in the road when they responded to a shot spotter alert late Wednesday night near S. 14th and Orange Streets. No shell casings, however, were seen.

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Issues and concerns at Freeman Park up for discussion

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

The Carolina Beach Town Council wants to hear from residents about concerns and issues at Freeman Park.

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